Orlando Magic vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 10/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+4.5)
Little Caesars Arena is the site where the Detroit Pistons (0-4) will meet the Orlando Magic (1-4) on Saturday. Orlando opens this contest as 4.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 207.
The Magic stepped onto the hardwood against the Hornets and took a loss by a final of 120-111 in their last contest. Orlando ended having earned a 48.9% field goal percentage (43 of 88) and converted 15 of 40 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Magic knocked down 10 of 13 attempts for a rate of 76.9%. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 33 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 22 assists for the matchup as well as forcing 4 turnovers and earning 6 steals. With regard to defending, Orlando let their opponent shoot 51.8% from the floor on 43 of 83 shooting. Charlotte earned 40 assists and had 22 steals for the contest. On top of that, Charlotte collected 30 rebounds (10 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Charlotte finished the game shooting 83.3% from the charity stripe by making 20 of 24 tries. They made 14 of their 30 tries from beyond the arc.
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Cole Anthony is a player who was a factor in this matchup. He finished with 24 points on 11 out of 20 shooting. He played 35 mins and totaled 5 rebounds. Anthony finished shooting 55.0% from the floor and totaled 6 assists.
Orlando comes into this contest with a record of 1-4 so far this year. They currently have an average of 100.8 pts per game (28th in the league) while hitting 42.3% from the floor. The Magic are shooting 32.7% from downtown (65 of 199) and 76.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Orlando is pulling in 43.8 boards per game and has accounted for 106 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 17th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 17.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 21.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Magic are forcing 11.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 37.0% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 26th in the league in PPG from their opponents (115.0). The Magic defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.9% (214 of 456) and they surrender 43.0 rebounds per game as a group. They are ranked 28th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 136 conceded on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Pistons walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 110-102 against the 76ers. The Pistons were able to pull down 27 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 37 in this matchup. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while earning 11 steals for this game. The 76ers earned 20 personal fouls for this game which got the Pistons to the free throw line for a total of 27 attempts. They were able to convert 19 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 70.4%. With respect to 3-point shots, Detroit made 13 out of 39 tries (33.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Pistons finished shooting 35 for 86 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.7%. The Pistons allowed the 76ers to make 38 of their 76 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 50.0% for the game. They wrapped up this game 44.4% from distance by going 12 of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 22 of 24 at the free throw line (91.7%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Detroit permitted Philadelphia to pull down 40 overall (7 offensive).
Saddiq Bey ended up having an impact for the Pistons in this game. He buried 7 of 14 for this game giving him a rate of 50.0%, and accounted for 6 rebounds. Bey racked up 19 points in his 35 minutes on the court and had 2 assists for the contest.
Detroit has a record of 0-4 so far this season. The Pistons commit 17.5 fouls per contest while shooting 72.6% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 19.8 times per contest (29th in basketball) and they cough up possession 17.0 times per game. Detroit has scored 376 points on the year (94.0 per contest) and they collect 43.3 boards per game. As an offense, the Pistons are shooting 40.8% from the field, which is ranked 30th in the league. The Pistons are ranked 12th in the league in points per game surrendered with 105.8. The Detroit defense gives up 38.9% on shots from beyond the arc (42 of 108) and opponents are knocking down 87.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 22.0 dimes and 46.5 rebounds per game, which is 10th and 15th in basketball. They are forcing their opponents into 16.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.4% from the floor (22nd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (-4.5)
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